Jewish Film Festival of Dallas
13933 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75243
Bnai Zion Foundation is proud to once again be a community sponsor for the Jewish Film Festival of Dallas. Join us for this screening of Promise at Dawn, the sweeping adaptation of novelist Romain Gary’s memoir, dedicated to his vivacious single mother, Nina. From their early days in poverty in Poland, Nina instilled in Romain her ferocious belief that one day he would be a famous writer, famous diplomat, and a ladies’ man to boot. Throughout his life, Romain strove to live up to her expectations, even though she had the habit of popping up at the least welcome moments in his life. In the stunning conclusion to the movie, he finally realizes the depth of her love and sacrifice.
Sparkling with meticulous cinematography and production design, this memoir runs the gamut from teary melodrama to bawdy farce to adventure, but is ultimately a loving tribute to an extraordinary Jewish mother.